Tuesday, 24 July 2018

#BlogTour: The Afterlife of Walter Augustus by Hannah Lynn @HMLynnauthor #WalterandLetty

The Afterlife of Walter Augustus is available now. My thanks to the author for contacting me to ask me to read and review the book as part of the blog tour and for my copy. If my review or this post tempts you, there is a brilliant giveaway from Hannah Lynn at the bottom of the post, also the book is only 99p here for the duration of the blog tour.


Walter Augustus is dead. His current state of existence has become a monotony of sweet tea and lonely strolls and after decades stuck in the Interim — a posthumous waiting room for those still remembered on Earth — he is ready to move on. Only when he is forgotten by every living person will he be able to pass over and join his family in the next stage of the afterlife. At last the end is tantalizingly close, but bad luck and a few rash decisions may see him trapped in the Interim for all eternity. 

Letty Ferguson is not dead. Letty Ferguson is a middle-aged shoe saleswoman who leads a pleasant and wholly unextraordinary life, barring the secret fortune she seems unable to tell her husband about. However, when she takes possession of an unassuming poetry anthology, life takes on a rather more extraordinary dimension.

My Thoughts:

I am so pleased that I was invited to read The Afterlife of Walter Augustus, it is spectacular and I implore you all to read it too. 

This book is interesting, entertaining and chock a block of ideas and imagination. There is a whole host of characters that shine. It is both ethereal and corporeal and so well thought out. 

Walter is stuck in the interim, unable to move on until he his forgotten on Earth. Trouble is he has been there a very long time and as one copy of his poetry remains in circulation he keeps being remembered. Letty manages to lay her hands on the copy of the book and what ensues is hilarity and also sadness in trying to make her forget him.

Letty has built up a bit of a bank balance, she works hard and trudges through life. She hasn't got around to telling her husband Donald yet about her amassed fortune, she always thought she would spend it on their children but unfortunately for them that wasn't to be. 

This book tries to answer the question to that old adage, What happens to us when we die?

The story flows beautifully, the writing is superb and the plot is brilliantly quirky and well imagined. The author should be very proud to have written a book such as this. I genuinely believe that it deserves to be a bestseller, it is really wonderful. 

The author has managed to write something unique that has captured my heart and imagination, a book that made me laugh and at the same time shed a tear, it also had an ending that was perfectly placed. 

I recommend this to anyone who has a heart or even a soul. Truly outstanding stuff.


About the Author:
Hannah Lynn was born in 1984 and grew up in the Cotswolds, UK. After graduating from university, she spent ten years as a teacher of physics, first in the UK and then around Asia. It was during this time, inspired by the imaginations of the young people she taught, she began writing short stories for children, and later adult fiction. Her first novel, Amendments, was published in 2015, her latest novel, The Afterlife of Walter Augustus, is out July 2018. Now as a teacher, writer, wife and mother, she is currently living in the Austrian Alps.






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